Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Skyy – Here’s To You (Salsoul Records)

Most Wanted! Skyy – Here’s To You (Salsoul Records)

Taken from the 1980 released ‘Skyyport’ album, with some instantly recognizable production work by the likes of Solomon Burke, Jr. and Randy Muller of the Brass Construction fame. A cut which the late Frankie Crocker turned into a classic back then on WBLS.
Definitely one of Skyy‘s strongest jams ever. And, subsequently, the subject of heavy battles between bidders on eBay.
Eventually licensed in the UK on Excaliber Records, although under the New York Skyy guise for legal reasons. ‘Here’s To You (right for you)’…

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Born in Brooklyn, NY in the 70’s. From the reunion of Anibal “Butch” Sierra, Gerald Lebon, Tommy McConnell, Larry Greenburg, Denise Dunning Wilkinson, Bonnie Dunning Williams and Delores Dunning Milligan. But also producer Solomon Burke, Jr. soon after joined by keyboardist/flautist Randy Muller. Skyy (known as New York Skyy in the UK) dropped 7 albums on Salsoul Records, with their biggest success from this period being ‘Call Me’. Meanwhile, they left a bunch of extra gems also quite worth the listen. From ‘This Groove Is Bad’ to ‘First Time Around’. Not to mention ‘Here’s To You’, ‘Let’s Celebrate’, ‘Skyyzoo’ and ‘Show Me The Way’.

They briefly switched to Capitol Records after Salsoul Records ceased its activities, therefore releasing the 1986 album – ‘From The Left Side’ – which featured ‘Givin’ It (To You)’. They nevertheless would get stronger exposure 3 years later with their before last album, ‘Start Of A Romance’, on Atlantic, successively with its title track and ‘Real Love’.

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